Season XXIII Volume 5 Issue 4 October-December 2008


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InterPlay: AnARTomy
March 27-20, 2009 & April 3-5, 2009
An examination of the
human body revealed
through multi-leveled
cinematic imagery and performance!

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Jennifer Gray
Associate Product Manager
Move, Inc.
Westlake Village, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Susan Roberts
Computer Graphics Designer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Ice Skating Instructor

Victoria Rasmussen
Vice President
Broad Band Computer Professional

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences


Beth Miklavcic
Artistic Director

Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director


InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.


2008 InterPlay: Carnivale
Pictured: Travis Eberhard as Mr. Barney Carnacle
Photograph by: Beth Miklavcic


We left the house at 11:00 am on September 12, flew to Atlanta, Georgia, had a three hour layover, and then "over the pond" to Heathrow, London, arriving at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 13. We stood one hour in customs - Border Control - then, stood in line to buy tube tickets from Heathrow to Kings Cross Station. Stayed at Kings Cross Station for one hour and a half while we activated our train passes and figured out which train to catch. Construction on the route to Cambridge caused a rerouting to Royston, then a bus to Cambridge Train Station, where we took a taxi that dropped us off at the wrong location, where we waited another half hour before catching another taxi that took us to West Road and the Stephen Hawking Building where it took us another half hour to check in at the Porters Lodge. We took the lift up to our room in the Stephen Hawking Building and arrived at our room at 4:30pm on Saturday September 13.
Not having eaten since we were on the plane to London, Heathrow Airport, we walked on Queens Road to Silver Street and found a campus pub, The Anchor, where we had Guinness, dinner and watched the punting boat circus on the River Cam. Then we made it back to our room around 6:00pm, collapsed, wonky from the 7-hour time change, which changes our internal clock from day to night. It truly was a planes, trains, automobiles and busses adventure to arrive at the Cambridge Campus.
All the traveling effort was to attend the International Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Conference September 14-17, 2008 held at the University of Cambridge, England. The conference took place on Cambridge University's Sidgwick Site, the home of the humanities facilities on campus.
Mary Jacobus, the DRHA08 Local Committee Chair states, Cambridge University is an appropriate place to bring DRHA and sow the seeds for new exploration into 'e-Humanities' through discussions around new collaborative electronic environments, collective knowledge, crossing disciplinary boundaries and innovations in the humanities and the arts. The e-Humanities are flourishing as never before, bringing new scholarly communities and knowledge into being.

On September 16, after two wonderful days of attending talks, discussions and performances at the Gonville and Caius College conference location we presented our paper in the West Road Concert Hall, The Poetics of Challenge - Developing Artistic Works in an Emerging Digital Tool Set; an examination of the challenges of telematic performances using examples from our recent performance of InterPlay: Carnivale, held at the University of Utah Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center March 28-30, 2008. The purpose of the presentation was to examine the challenges faced in the project development process and to find solutions for improvements in the creation of network collaborations.
The development of the InterPlay performance series began at the Center for High Performance Computing in 1999 and was built upon the Access GridR infrastructure. An emerging first public performance followed in 2003 and continues to date. These network-centric, live performances have created many unique challenges and at present, the challenges have matured and multiplied with each subsequent performance. The developmental process, the issues surmounted and those currently being addressed were discussed in this presentation.
Feedback from audience members included statements such as, "I feel as though I just watched NASA scientists at work." Questions regarding the process of using Access Grid Technology were discussed. One attendee asked, "When will it be possible to meet with as many sites as one's system can sustain?" We responded, "Now!"
Attending and speaking at the conference was a wonderful and inspirational experience where motivational exchanges encourage further exploration in real-time, distributed, surrealistic, cinema.
Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic

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